Total Recall, a remake of the 1990 movie of the same name (itself an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story), slams into your local movie house today. Its plot is as convoluted as its production history, so we’ll save you 12 bucks by boiling it down to its real life repercussions. People who lose their memory sometimes pay companies to implant new memories. Then they find out their wives are secret agents, SWAT teams keep trying to kill them, and they no longer can tell what’s real or not. You don’t have to end up like the movie’s protagonist Doug Quaid. There are foods that can enhance your memory so you won’t have to deal with corporations and the insane chain of events they’ll insight. Food Network spoke with registered dietitian Toby Amidor about incorporating memory-boosting groceries into your diet. We’ve put together some deliciously mindful recipes you’ll remember to cook again and again.
The Food: Blueberries
The Boost: The berries contain an anti-inflammatory compound called anthocyanins that have been show to reverse some age-related memory loss.
The Recipe: Kelsey Nixon’s Lemon Blueberry Muffins
The Food: Cruciferous Vegetables
The Boost: Cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower are loaded with antioxidants that could help to preserve memory.
The Recipe: Rachael Ray’s Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin Mac n Cheese
The Food: Salmon
The Boost: Salmon is a great source of Omega-3 fats which have been directly linked to memory retention.
The Recipe: Giada’s Salmon in Lemon Brodetto with Pea Puree
The Food: Chocolate
The Boost: Cocoa contains a compound called flavanols that can increase blood circulation to the brain and in turn cognitive function.
The Recipe: Dark Chocolate Espresso Kissed Brownies with Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting